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Andrew “Beef” Johnston has won over the hearts of golf fans around the world this year. Some of it due to his play, some of it due to his jolly old love for the finer things in life. After earning his first professional win in April, Johnson made a name for himself by stating he just wants to “get hammered” with his friends back home to celebrate.
His nickname gave him so much notoriety that Arby’s couldn’t help but become a sponsor. How can you not root for a guy with an Arby’s logo on his shirt playing on the PGA Tour? That’s the stuff Disney movies are made of.
PETA, being the wet blanket that they are, released a statement proposing a nicknaming change to better suit their beliefs. Because everything is about PETA, obviously.
From USA Today:
Consider adopting a kinder, healthier vegan lifestyle, which would pave the way for a new nickname: Andrew “Tofu” Johnston.”
“Your new nickname would also raise awareness of the urgent need to move towards a cruelty-free lifestyle to offset the worst effects of climate change. According to the United Nations, animal agriculture is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.
How did climate change all of a sudden get involved here? Talk about a spin zone job by PETA. Rule number one in an argument: if you don’t like what people are talking about, change the subject. Unfortunately for PETA, no one ever likes anything they are talking about.
Fortunately for the majority of society or at least the ones I choice to associate myself with, we like individuals with the nickname Beef.
Cheers to many more years of Andrew “Beef” Johnston washing down roast beef sandwiches with some cold ones..
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[via USA Today]
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